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Current Residents

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

 Taylor Goins, PharmD    

                 trl4f@virginia.edu 

Dr. Goins is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Biology. Her professional interests include critical care and emergency medicine. Dr. Goins will complete her quality project on the optimization of vitamin D dosing in Cystic Fibrosis patients, and her research project on the effects of centrally acting dopamine agonists and development of ICU delirium. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Goins enjoys traveling, visiting local wineries, baking, and attending spin class with her co-residents.

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

     Mary Lewis Griffin, PharmD   

Dr. Griffin is a 2018 graduate of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at MUSC. Prior to pharmacy school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Wofford College. Her professional interest include critical care and emergency medicine. Dr. Griffin will complete a quality project to assess the prescribing patterns of antipsychotics for treatment of ICU delirium, with focus on medication continuation during transitions of care. Her longitudinal research project will analyze the efficacy of varying intravenous insulin doses for the treatment of hyperkalemia. Outside of work, Dr. Griffin enjoys spending her free time running, going to barre classes, attempting to become a Charlottesville foodie, and romping around the mountains with her beloved springer spaniel, Finn.

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

Alina Kukin, PharmD

ak8hb@virginia.edu

Dr. Kukin is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Her professional interests include cardiology, critical care, and anticoagulation. Dr. Kukin will complete her quality project on the utilization of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Her longitudinal research project will analyze the effect of pharmacist-led provider education on naloxone prescribing in the emergency department. Outside of work, Dr. Kukin enjoys traveling, hiking, doing yoga, cooking, going to concerts, and playing with her kitten. She also loves exploring Charlottesville’s many restaurants, breweries, and wineries.

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident 

Kristen Nymberg, PharmD

                                                     kn9tq@virginia.edu 

Dr. Nymberg is a graduate of THE Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she received a B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise and a B.A. in Spanish from Virginia Tech. Dr. Nymberg’s quality project will characterize the use of recombinant factor VIIa at UVA. Her research project will assess universal CMV prophylaxis with valganciclovir in orthotopic liver transplant patients. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and cheering on the Buckeyes and the Hokies! 

 

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

Ashni Patel, PharmD

                 aap7nv@virginia.edu

Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Biology. Her professional interests include cardiology and infectious diseases. Dr. Patel will complete her quality project on the characterization of post-operative anticoagulation management in patients with Ventricular Assist Devices. Her longitudinal research project will assess protamine use for heparin neutralization in cardiac surgery patients. Upon completion of her PGY-1, Dr. Patel plans to pursue a PGY-2 in either cardiology or infectious diseases. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys hiking, traveling, attending spin class with her co-residents, and exploring local wineries and restaurants.

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

Cory Perry, PharmD

csp3vn@virginia.edu

Dr. Perry is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2018. His professional interests include hematology, oncology, and infectious diseases. Dr. Perry will complete his quality project on the simplification of HIV regimens based upon patient-specific resistance genotypes. His longitudinal research project will assess the IV to PO conversion factor of tacrolimus with patients on concurrent posaconazole therapy. Upon completion of PGY-1 residency, he plans to pursue a PGY-2 in oncology. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking with Walter (dog), sampling local beer and wine, and cheering on the Royals, Chiefs, and Jayhawks.

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

 Josephine Tan, PharmD

jlt3qu@virginia.edu

Dr. Tan is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she received her B. S. from the University of Michigan where she completed a double major in Biomolecular Sciences and International Studies. Dr. Tan’s quality project will investigate the clinical impact of drug shortages on time to administration of antibiotics in the Emergency Department. Her longitudinal research project will analyze vancomycin use in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys exploring new cities, sampling local restaurants, visiting Virginia’s vineyards and breweries, and reading for fun at coffee shops.

 

 


PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

Yvonne Zhang, PharmD

yz9j@virginia.edu

Dr. Zhang is a graduation of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in Biology. Her professional interests include internal medicine and ambulatory care. Dr. Zhang will complete her quality project on the combination therapy of IV vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine in the treatment of septic patients. Her longitudinal research project will evaluate the practice of ordering vancomycin levels in HD-dependent ESRD patients. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, cooking, and traveling.



 

 

   PGY1-Community Pharmacy Resident

Christa Barber, PharmD

ctb7v@virginia.edu

Dr. Barber is a graduate of VCU School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Her professional interests include community pharmacy practice, transitions of care and ambulatory care. Dr. Barber will complete her quality project on Helicobacter pylori infection management in the refugee population and her research project on the current state of medication history and reconciliation in the ambulatory care setting. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Barber enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating and relaxing by the water and adventuring with her husband and mini goldendoodle, Louie.

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident

 Tyler Goins, PharmD

tg6dj@virginia.edu

Dr. Goins is the current PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident. He is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, he obtained his B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech.  His professional interests include inpatient pharmacy operations, supply chain management, and leadership development. Dr. Goins will complete his quality improvement project on measuring heparin initiation in the emergency department and evaluating changes in therapy to other anticoagulants. His longitudinal research project will involve the creation and implementation of a value-based medication formulary for use in the UVA Outpatient Pharmacy. Upon completion of his PGY-1 pharmacy residency, he will continue as the PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident at UVA. His interests outside of work include spending time with friends and family, staying active by going to the gym and playing intramural sports, scuba diving, and cheering on the Redskins and Hokies.

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident

 Robert D’Eramo, PharmD

Dr. D’Eramo is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where he received his PharmD degree in 2017.  Prior to VCU, he obtained his B.S. in Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech.  He is currently a PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident. Robert will complete a quality improvement project involving an “Evaluation on how drug availability and lapse in insurance coverage contributes to multiple sclerosis relapse or disease progression”. His longitudinal research project involves evaluation of the concurrent use of Epclusa and proton pump inhibitors and their effect on SVR rates in Hepatitis C patients. Upon completion of his PGY-1 pharmacy residency, he will continue as a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident at UVA.  Outside of work he enjoys time with his friends and family, traveling, boating, heading to the beach, and exploring Charlottesville.  

 

 

 PGY2-Cardiology Resident

Julianne Fallon, PharmD

Dr. Fallon is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2017. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia Health System in 2018. She is the current PGY2-Cardiology Pharmacy Residency. Dr. Fallon's quality project will evaluate the tolerability and efficacy of amiodarone for prevention of post-operative atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery utilizing a revised amiodarone protocol. Her research project will assess the timing of thiazide diuretics in relation to loop diuretics for optimal diuresis in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and exploring Charlottesville and the surrounding areas. 

 

 

 

PGY2-Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Resident

 Andrew Brown, PharmD

Dr. Brown is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2017. Prior to pharmacy school, he graduated from the College of William & Mary with a BS in Neuroscience. His professional interests include emergency medicine, neurocritical care, and solid organ transplant. Dr. Brown will complete his quality project on the characterization and cost implications of inappropriate immunosuppression levels in solid organ transplant patients. His   longitudinal research project will look at the effect of a risk-stratification tool to target pharmacy interventions on the rate of recurrent visits from patients discharged from the Emergency Department. After completion of his PGY-1 residency, Dr. Brown will continue at UVA as the PGY2 Solid Organ transplant Resident. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys watching Liverpool FC, photography, weightlifting, and craft beer.

 

 

PGY2-Critical Care Resident

                                                                    Michelle Plum, PharmD

                                                                      

 

Dr. Plum is a 2017 graduate of MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia Health System in 2018. She is the current PGY2-Critical Care Pharmacy Resident. Dr. Plum will complete her quality project on the use of phenobarbital compared to benzodiazepines for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. Her research project will evaluate bleeding outcomes in patients treated with enoxaparin before and after implementation of a Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT). Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Plum loves being outside, cooking, exploring Virginia, and spending time with her co-residents, family, and friends.

  

 

 

PGY2-Infectious Disease Resident

   Ally Stilwell, PharmD    

                                                                      

Dr. Stilwell is a graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2017. She completed her PGY Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia Health System in 2018. She is the current PGY2-Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident. Dr. Stilwell will complete her quality project on the in vitro susceptibility of Streptococcus viridans isolates to cefepime. Her research project will evaluate the clinical impact of the Accelerate Pheno™ System on gram-negative bacillary bloodstream infections. After completion of her PGY2 residency, Dr. Stilwell plans to pursue employment as a clinical infectious diseases pharmacist.  Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Stilwell enjoys being active and loves to watch UNC football/basketball games.

 

 

 

PGY2-Oncology Resident

 Meredith Mort, PharmD

Dr. Mort is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, where she received her PharmD degree in 2017. She completed her PGY1-Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia Health System in 2018. Dr. Mort will complete a quality improvement project evaluating the risk of heart failure and reduced LVEF in AML patients treated with anthracyclines. Her longitudinal research project is evaluating risk factors for inpatient falls for adult patients with hematologic malignancies and implementing a pharmacist-led deprescribing intervention for this patient population. Upon completion of her PGY2-Oncology Pharmacy Residency, Dr. Mort hopes to obtain a position as a clinical oncology pharmacist. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, cuddling with her cat Onyx, and exploring local breweries and wineries. 

 

 

 

PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

 Kristi Higgins, PharmD

                 Klh5yx@virginia.edu
 
Dr. Higgins is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2017. Her professional interests include pediatrics, academia, and ambulatory care. Dr. Higgins will complete her quality project on IVIG infusion reactions in the pediatric population. Her research project will evaluate the ambulatory care clinical pharmacist's role in managing refugee care. After PGY1, Dr. Higgins will continue at UVA as the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Higgins enjoys spending time with her spunky dog Maggie, visiting family and friends, and exploring local wineries and restaurants around Charlottesville.

 

 

 

PGY2-Ambulatory Care Resident

Mary Cordon, PharmD

mac6tm@virginia.edu

Dr. Cordon is a graduate of the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2017. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ in 2018. Her professional interests include cardiology and transitions of care. During her PGY-2 year, Dr. Cordon will complete her quality project evaluating the prescribing patterns and dispensing outcomes of alirocumab and evolocumab in UVA Health System outpatient clinics. Upon completion of her PGY-2, Dr. Cordon looks forward to pursuing a career as an ambulatory care pharmacist. During her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, playing her ukulele, and spending time with her dog Piglet.

 

 

 

PGY2-Pharmacy Informatics Resident

John Schoonover, PharmD, MHIT

Dr. Schoonover is a graduate of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy- USC Campus, where he earned his PharmD and Masters of Health IT in 2017.  He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC in 2018.  His professional interests include pharmacy informatics, medication safety, and pharmacogenomics.  Dr. Schoonover will complete a quality project optimizing guardrail parameters in smart pumps.  Upon completion of his PGY2 residency, Dr. Schoonover will pursue career as an informatics pharmacist.  Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Schoonover enjoys cooking, watching Liverpool FC, and hanging out with his fiancé, Marion, and their French bulldog, Phoebe.